Girl Asleep
Feature Film Program
FREE

Wednesday Aug 3, 2016
7:30PMLive Music
8:30PMFilm Begins
10:15PMQ&A with filmmaker Rosemary Myers

VENUE
Socrates Sculpture Park
(32-01 VERNON BOULEVARD, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106)
on the grass along the water
Long Island City
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Take the N or Q train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard.

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Greta's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw a surprise 15th b-day party with her whole school! Presented in partnership with Oscilloscope Laboratories.


THE FILMS

Girl Asleep (Rosemary Meyers | Australia | 77 min.)
Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school! Perfectly content being a wallflower, suddenly Greta's flung far from her comfort zone into a distant, parallel place -- a strange world that’s a little frightening and a lot weird, but only there can she find herself. Equal measures Wes Anderson and Lewis Carroll, GIRL ASLEEP is an enchanting journey into the absurd -- and sometimes scary -- depths of the teenage mind.

MUSIC

Teletextile
“The meaning of the name Teletextile is not first date information,” says Pamela Martinez, the group’s founder. She holds its explanation close as an opportunity to entice all the visionaries, escapists, fantasizers, romantics and haters. "Teletextile’s definition is packed in suitcases with things words can’t describe."

As you can tell, Martinez's musical adventures started at a young age, picking up instrument after instrument, audible in the lush songs of Teletextile’s layered arrangements of harps, guitars, strings, electronics, choirs and the like.

Long commutes on Texas highways had the radio alternating between her mother and grandmother's love of Etta James, and her father's affection for George Harrison. My sweet lord, my sweet lord, I just want to make love to you while my guitar gently weeps.

But Martinez is no lone ranger, she vanguards a gold rush of musical pioneers. Currently along for the adventures are Alex Nelson (keys/ vox), Annie Levy (guitar/flute), Zach Fisher (drums/vox), with occasional guests on woodwinds, horns and electronics. Together they conquer kingdoms, build castles, hide away in them and destroy them when the game is over.

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